[Computational-biology] CAMDA'11 Challenge -- Contest data set release, Call for Papers, and ISMB Satellite Meeting Announcement

Joaquin Dopazo via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by jdopazo from cipf.es)
Wed Jan 19 06:16:57 EST 2011

CAMDA'11 - ISMB Satellite Meeting, Vienna, 15-16 July 2011 --
<http://www.camda.info> www.camda.info

Dear colleague!

We enthusiastically invite you to attend next year's conference on

     Critical Assessment of Massive Data Analysis (CAMDA).

which will be held 15-16 July 2011 in Vienna, Austria (
<http://www.camda.info/> www.camda.info).

CAMDA was founded in 2000 to provide a forum for the critical assessment of
different techniques used in large-scale data analysis in the life-sciences,
such as for high-dimensional gene expression profiling. It aims to establish
state-of-the-art analysis methods, as well as identify progress and
highlight promising directions for future efforts. To this end, CAMDA
adopted the approach of a scientific community-wide contest, with everybody
analysing the same data sets. Researchers worldwide are invited to take the
CAMDA challenge, which has become a prominent fixture (cf. Nature Methods 5,
569). Accepted contributions are presented through talks and posters, and
the results and methods of the different analyses are discussed and compared
at the conference.

As a special focus this year, we will consider the integrated analysis of a
particularly rich structured data set that includes gene and miRNA
expression, DNA SNPs, copy number variation, and methylation for about 500
matched samples. With the fast ongoing development of novel genome-wide
experimental techniques (such as next generation sequencing), an assessment
of how we can gain better insight from an integration of heterogeneous
large-scale data is particularly topical.

Keynotes by leading researchers in the field provide further focus points
for discussion, with both experimental and theoretical issues covered. This
year we are proud to confirm Terry Speed, John Storey, and Stefano Volinia
as keynote speakers. (See online Agenda for more details)

CAMDA was founded by Simon Lin and Kimberly Johnson at Duke University
(Nature 411, 885. Nature 424, 610). In 2006 CAMDA became a roving
conference, with recent venues including Valencia and Chicago. This year, we
will host CAMDA in Austria. For the first time, the conference is run as an
official Satellite meeting of ISMB/ECCB, and in close collaboration with
FGED, providing further opportunities for interaction with colleagues at the

We strongly encourage you to take part in this year's CAMDA. Your
contribution helps make CAMDA an exciting meeting!

Please distribute this announcement to other colleagues who might be

We look forward to seeing you in Vienna!

David Kreil (Boku)
Joaquin Dopazo (CIPF)
Simon Lin (Northwestern)


Public release of Contest Data Set definition   18 Dec 2010
Extended Abstract Proposals Due                  9 May 2011
Abstract deadline for Poster Submission          9 May 2011
Notification of accepted contributions          23 May 2011
Early registration closes                        3 Jun 2011
FGED 2011 Conference                         12-14 Jul 2011
CAMDA 2011 Conference                        15-16 Jul 2011
ISMB/ECCB 2011 Conference                    17-19 Jul 2011
Full paper submission                           16 Aug 2011



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